Campaigning for the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) elections got off to a violent start on Tuesday with the police claiming that a candidate standing for the post of president in the elections hired goons to beat up his opponent and his supporters. The incident took place at Kirorimal College around 8 pm.
Police said several students received serious head injuries in the violence and two of them had to be hospitalised.
Police have arrested three final-year students of KMC and an outsider. A case of causing hurt,criminal intimidation and wrongful restraint was registered at Maurice Nagar police station.
Police said around 8 pm,the accused allegedly called some members of the rival party on the pretext of having a meeting. They wanted to show their opponents some clippings,which allegedly showed them insulting their rivals,police said.
After a heated argument,the two groups had a scuffle and started assaulting each other. A PCR call was made around 8.30 pm. Police have recorded the statements of the students who were beaten and others who claimed to have been eyewitnesses. The college authorities have also ordered an inquiry into the matter,police said.